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Nokia ad touts its tough phone build, tortures Ashas galore

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Nokia ad touts its tough phone build, tortures Ashas galore
Nokia is famous for building well-crafted handsets that can take a beating, and without even putting efforts to make them rugged or waterproof, just using durable materials and manufacturing practices, then subjecting the phones to rigorous testing in the torture chamber.

That goes especially for Nokia's budget phones, too, not only for the expensive stuff. The endurance of the oldie Nokia 3310 is the stuff of legends, but apparently the new colorful low-end Asha line is no exception, and Nokia tries to remind us of that in the promo video below.


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posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:06 4

1. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


And it is just too bad that Microsoft owns Nokia now. We will have to wait and see if the build quality goes south with the next line up that Nokia releases.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:14 1

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2665; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No, I think it'll remain same till Nokia name is there.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:27 4

4. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Only time will tell. I hope your right, but the way Microsoft runs gives me pause about it. I can see Microsoft going to cheaper build materals to maximize profits. People associate the Nokia with superior build qualty and people are dumb enough to make that association before looking at a product first hand. That is how I, and many others thank that Nokia will meet its final end at the hands of Microsoft. Thats just my personal opinion though.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:33 1

6. brrunopt (Posts: 508; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


right , and you base for that is ?
just take a look at the surface

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:42 2

8. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


OK. I did. Now look at the Nokia 2520 and the Surface side by side, hold them in your hand and tell me which one has superior build quality. I guarantee that the 2520 will with stand much more abuse than the Surface.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 05:59 1

15. YuLeven (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 May 2013)


I don't think so. Surface's VaporMG body feels a lot sturdier than Lumia 2520's polycarbonate one.

The Lumia feels nicier in hand in terms of ergonomy, though.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 06:23 2

16. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


You may be correct. The Surface may feel better to you, but when was the last time that a Micrsoft product got run over by a 20 ton dump truck or droped from a hight of 2 stories and still functioned? That is what I am talking about when I talk about Nokia's legen.......wait for it...........dary (legendary for those whom dont get the referance) build quality.

Now before any one goes on the defense to try to correct me about what devices those were; I know that those were Lumia windows phone models and not the 2520 tablet, but this is a reference to Nokia's past build quality.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 06:27

17. Shatter (Posts: 2027; Member since: 29 May 2013)


No phone will ever survive being run over by a 20ton dump truck...

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 07:28 3

18. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Your right. I was wrong it was a 24 ton Caterpillar dump truck not a 20 ton. Sorry for the mix up. While the body was scratched and the screen was cracked the phone was still functional. Here is the link:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-920-is-someones-crush-literally_id41583

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:55

10. chandancherry (Posts: 29; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


why being so negative about the future quality!!
Microsoft is not that stupid..:P

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 03:54 2

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1402; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Microsoft IS that stupid, that they would do that. My friends surface 2 is propably spending more time in repair shop than in use. Im sorry for him. I've had my iPad 3 almost two years and it has never broken down. Surface 2 worked one friggin month.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 00:06

20. colonel (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)


what a lier

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:12

22. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


So what is a "lier"? I assume you mean *liar*.

and you can confirm that he is a liar because you know him and/or his friend right?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 00:05

19. colonel (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)


MSFT isn't a chinees company.and the quality of there products including xbox and surface, keyboard and mouse have such a great duarablity

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:09

21. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Yes because Microsoft has never cheeped out on parts or build quality especially on one of their high quality products like the Xbox.

*COUGH* XBOX *COUGH* RED RING OF DEATH *COUGH*

OH sorry! I had to clear my throat. As I was saying your completely right.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:21 2

3. mayur007 (Posts: 427; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


i think thats what nokia is all about quality build phones n camera .....

no one can beat them in this 2 only..

waiting for nokia own software.. so they give quality in that too

Symbian and windows arnt worth to have nokia.. on there side

but i do remember "e & N series" those were best of the best till the Apple and Google came and more things happened and people turned to smartphones rather than nokia feature phones

i think they should try firefox os as well....

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:32 2

5. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


As far as Nokia trying Firefox at this point it will never happen with Nokia on the virge of being sold to Microsoft. Microsoft would never allow it, from here on out you'll only see Windows on thier top of the line phones.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:41 4

7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I really want to see the return of Symbian, it's a pure Nokia OS that shouldn't be dead. If only some company will make it reborn, Nokia is impossible because Trojan Flop is still there. Plus, Money Mortimer is still in Microsoft, and Nokia is sold to Microsoft.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 02:45 1

9. o0Exia0o (Posts: 373; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


AGREED!

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 03:41 1

11. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Nokia always had had great build quality, and it's great that they are reminding us about that.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 05:28

13. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 724; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I agree. I recently bought a Nokia 206. When I first held it, it felt really solid and nice to touch, unlike my Samsung Galaxy Ace (seriously, don't start the 'Samsung has terrible build quality' comments)

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 05:38

14. ihavenoname (Posts: 1402; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


All 2.3 cheap Samsungs are crap.

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